Dave Eastgate is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and musician who lives in Sydney, Australia and is one of the stars of Channel 9’s brand new drama series, Doctor Doctor, aired late 2016.
In 2015, Dave starred alongside his comedy idols, Glenn Robbins, Magda Szubanski, Gina Riley & Jane Turner in the Comedy Channel’s flag ship, sketch comedy series, Open Slather. The series ran for 20 episodes and featured Dave in sketches alongside, UFC Champ Ronda Rousey & Grammy Award Winner, Sting.
Other credits include the multi-award winning ABC comedy series, A Moody Xmas & it’s sequel, The Moody’s, as well as Maximum Choppage, Soul Mates, Ronnie Cheing: International Student and Channel 9’s smash hit comedy Here Come The Habibs.
Stand-up comedy remains Dave’s staple as he tours extensively around Australia and internationally in NZ, UK, US, Singapore and even in the Middle East for the Australian Defence Force. In 2012 Dave shared the stage with Academy Award Winner, Robin Williams during his Australian tour and considers it a career highlight. Other highlights include playing sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 & 2012 & performing at the UK’s biggest heavy metal festival ‘Download’ in 2012. In addition to this Dave has supported touring international comics such as Arj Barker, Rich Fulcher, Jim Jefferies, Jeff Ross and Ross Noble. Dave has appeared as a stand-up comedian on Channel 9’s Mornings, SBS’s The Full Brazilian, Channel 10’s Thursday Night Live and the Comedy Channel’s Stand Up Australia and Just For Laughs at The Sydney Opera House.
Dave has truly cemented himself as one of the best live comedy acts in the country. It’s this reputation that landed him gigs as the audience warm-up for Big Brother, Australian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Australia’s Got Talent, The X-Factor & The Voice. His corporate clients now include Westpac, NAB, McDonald’s, P&O, Jim Beam Global, Microsoft Australia, Virgin Mobile (UK), Irun Bru (UK), Blundstones, ALH Group and The Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Club.
Outside of comedy and acting however is Dave’s passion for rock n’ roll. In 2013, his band, Dave Eastgate & Boner Contention, were the house band for the ABC sketch comedy show, Wednesday Night Fever, performing the opening and closing titles, stings and original numbers written by Dave, himself. For the past two years they have held a weekly residency at Australia’s premiere rock venue, Frankie’s Pizza by The Slice, where they host LIVE Hard Rockin Karaoke, a night when regular punters can sing their favourite rock tunes, with arguably, the hardest band in Australia!
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“One of the warmest, most engaging comedians I’ve yet seen” – 4 stars The Herald Sun, 2017 Melbourne Comedy Festival
In 2016 he headlined in the US, Canada, England, Kuala Lumpur and even Burma! In February he was also nominated for Best Comedy in the 2016 Perth Fringe World.
“engaging and effervescent…a master class in audience interaction” – The Herald Sun
“book a seat because he’s developing quite the following”– The West Australian
“cleverly crafted observational content and slick improvisation skills” – The Advertiser
“I have never seen a comedian more in tune with the audience” – Fresh 92.7FM
“warms up the audience with an ease most comedians could only dream of” – Dirt & Candy
Widely touted as Australia’s next big stand-up act.’ BFM 89.9
‘His crowd work is some of the best in the business.’ TheMusic.com.au
‘A welcome breath of fresh air.’ Long Beach Comedy (USA)
‘Blunt honesty lathered sheens of modesty and enlightenment over his full-on set.’ Rotunda Media
‘Super funny.’ Jason Rowland, GM Vancouver Comedy Mix
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